• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Show Results with Pics/Vids

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Show Results with Pics/Vids

    I dont remember if I posted about my first level debut here last month. My mare went NUTS b/c she couldnt see my friends mare in the stall next to her and spent most of her time in the stall on her hind legs, trying to see over the 10-12' wall. Of course, u/s she was tense, but shes NEVER stupid. First test, 1:2, was tense and not forward. Still got like a 59.7 and 2nd in that. 1:1 I went off course TWICE! in my free walk (OOPS) and still got a 61.3% (had a 63.3 before the errors!) and got 1st.

    This weekend I showed T4 b/c I needed one more score for my championships and 1:2. Layla was so much more behaved and only reared once in her stall for my friends mare. lol

    We hung out for about an hour before tacking up and warming up. She was being great. Still a little wiggly to the left but not bad.

    First test was 1:2. She was working great but when we came out of the 15m canter circle left, she was totally falling out, so I half halted on the outside rein.. a little too hard.. head came up. Then after the extended canter left, again too hard of a half halt, and she broke into the trot for 1/2 a step. I got a 4 on that! Opps.

    But other than my mistakes, she was great. Still working on keeping her rhythm consistant and her not ducking behind the contact and getting low in the poll. And we can get her to stretch forward, down and out 50% of the time.

    Next test was Training 4. Again, she was great. No major boo-boos on my part. However, after I walk at M, and am preparing for my free walk, I hear the bell! I was like WHAT!? I knew I wasnt off course. After standing for like 5 mins, the judge figures out it's her mistake, gets the scores fixed, and I pick up my walk again.

    I got a 61% in 1:2 (not bad for my mistakes) and 2nd of 2. The lady I rode against has a SUPER nice Trak and has a lot more experience than I do at 1st level.

    I got a 68% in T4 and 2nd again of 6. So I was very very happy.

    I uploaded my videos to Photobucket but apparently theres a 5 min limit.. so the last 45 seconds of my 1:2 test are cut off. I will try to upload the end tomorrow. I also took a lot of photos from the tests and uploaded them. Ill post my favs and the link if anyone wants to see all of them.

    New goals to work on in lessons:

    on Layla - Stretching OUT along with down; keeping a more stready connection; not allowing her to lower her poll; and consistant rhythm at trot

    on Me - LEAN BACK; shoulders back, thumbs up, elbows BENT

    Extended trot in 1:2
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...04025_0005.jpg

    Extended Canter.. ignore me (blush!)
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...04008_0001.jpg

    About to cross diagonal
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...04022_0008.jpg

    Trotting to M.. shes a little BTV here but at least I can sit up and look 1/2 decent
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...08_2__0001.jpg

    Entering at A in T4 - I think she looks so cute here
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...05001_0004.jpg

    Medium walk T4
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...03_1__0001.jpg

    20m circle T4
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...06005_0003.jpg

    Starting Stretch circle T4
    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...06006_0001.jpg

    Heres the videos.. BTW Photobucket made them both look super choppy and faster than they did on my computer and camera.. Dont know why. So no, my horse is not lame and no we did not trot that fast.

    http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r...2008First2.flv

    The blip on this video is where it cut when I got the bell rang on me
    http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r...8Training4.flv

    Heres the link to all the photos
    http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r...202008%20Show/

    Comments or Critiques welcome but I think its quite obvious what to work on! LOL
    ~~~~~~~~~

    Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

  • #2
    Yeah! and thanks for the update. I always enjoy hearing about you and Layla and your progress
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
    ---
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Awww thanks. Hopefully in a few weeks you will be reading updates about how shes now prego and me asking 20394785643 questions about prego mares and foaling!
      ~~~~~~~~~

      Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

      Comment


      • #4
        You would present a much more polished picture if you carried your hands correctly. Up more in front of you and not so down on her neck.

        I was looking at one photo and I thought, were it not for your hands, it would really be a pretty picture.

        I do the same thing, it is a bad habit but worth breaking.

        All the best.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks. I totally agree. Bad habits and bad muscle issues need to go away!
          ~~~~~~~~~

          Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

          Comment


          • #6
            several things:
            1) get a better sports bra- the bouncing is distracting.
            2) at moments your arm is very braced and your mare is fighting contact.
            3) Post so that you're not bracing with your back quite so much until you can soften your hip and follow the movement of your horse's back
            4) work lots of transitions to get the mare up and out in front of your leg
            5) more forward!!!

            Cute little mare and you certainly seem to enjoy her. Congratulations on all your successes and may they continue! Best of luck!

            p.s.- where is this show?- what a complex in the background! Wowzer!
            "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC

            Comment


            • #7
              You guys look lovely! Congrats on the scores, that's a nice move up score!

              Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's the Jacksonville Equestrian center.

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Gee - I bought the super duper $50+ Enell sports bra. Maybe I need sports bra for my stomach??

                Yes, that is the Jax Eq Center.

                Just to show that my position isnt totally CRAP...

                http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...-07-08418a.jpg

                http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...02005_0001.jpg

                http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...01021_0001.jpg
                ~~~~~~~~~

                Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

                Comment


                • #9
                  You two have come so far together - congrats! Layla looks so much more relaxed and happy. I'm proud for you both.
                  In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                  A life lived by example, done too soon.
                  www.caringbridge.org/page/laurajahnke/

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Very nice.
                    You seem to be doing the same thing I do with my elbows. They're a little braced. You (and I) need to have that joint open and close with the movement of the horse. I just started to correct it, but I have to tell you, it feels like I'm moving the elbow joint and my hands ALOT. But my trainer thinks we are on the right track and she was very happy when I started doing that.

                    As for the sports bra, looks fine to me. I'm -let's just say- 'blessed' in that department and may just have to go out and purchase one of those.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Why can I never get the "photobucket" videos to work? What's the secret?

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Hahaha its guarenteed not to allow you to bounce. I think my tummy is what is moving! LOL

                        Thanks everyone. I am SO pleased with my little mare. I got all of her issues fixed (hock injections, Adequan, great farrier, WONDERFUL trainer) and she is just so great. I switched feed, found a great hay provider, and I dunno.. she talks to me every time she sees me.. if I walk over to her and say "HI PONIKENS!" she whinnys like crazy. Maybe she loves me now?? LOL

                        Ya know, when I THINK about my arms and elbows I can follow and carry them. Its just that you get so set on remembering the test and doing this and doing that, that you allow bad habits back in. I def need to be able to replicate a proper position in the show ring!

                        BTW - Photobucket videos.. once it loads, click on the photo or the frozen frame of the video and it will play. Generally, AOL and Photobucket dont get along, at least on my comp, so I open it in IE.
                        ~~~~~~~~~

                        Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          KrazyTB, job well done!!! I love First 2, that's my new favorite test that I plan on doing at our next show, which is not for awhile actually. I have just ridden it in lessons so it was cool for me to see it ridden. What score did you get on that stretchy trot circle? Man, that was a stretch! Thanks for sharing your great day!! I also loved seeing Jill's pix on UDBB, but when I wrote a long reply to the thread, it went bye-bye when I clicked on submit (which happens to me alot on that BB). Anyway, when you see her, give her a big congrats to her and Mingo as well.............You go girls!!! Robin :-)

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Thanks Robin! Actually I got 6's on both stretchy circles. She def stretches down but she needs to go more out, which I totally agree with. First 2.. I dunno I just LOVE it. I use parts of the test for my warm up now (LY to canter) and it just flows really well. Jill did awesome (as did Mingo) and she so deserved those scores. I was so stoaked for her. I was in the warm up when she walked by with her blue ribbon and I yelled "WOO HOO!" and Layla was like WHATS GOING ON!? lol But yes, 1:2, Youll have a blast showing it. Thanks again and good luck at your show!
                            ~~~~~~~~~

                            Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X